Tektronix WFM-5000Tektronix WFM-5000

Used Tektronix WFM-5000 3G/HD/SD Waveform Monitor

£2,550.00 exc. VAT

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WFM5000 Series Waveform Monitor

WFM-5000 | Standard for basic video and audio monitoring

Tektronix WFM-5000 is a basic yet efficient portable waveform monitor for adjusting and balancing cameras in broadcast studio, OB van or field location.

The WFM5000 and WFM4000 waveform monitors offer uncompromised monitoring quality with sharp CRT-like traces, patented Gamut displays, Picture thumbnail, Display freeze and an Error log for 10,000 events for efficient content compliance verification.

Quality Control (QC)

WFM-5000 series offers in-depth monitoring and analysis of digital data (including ANC data). Optionally you can get audio loudness monitoring and measurements.

Applications of use WFM-5000

Mobile & Studio Production
To create a spectacular images proper setup, alignment and matching of cameras are needed before an event.

Post Production
Easy to understand displays of the WFM5000 series provide whats needed for editors or colourists to adjust colour fidelity.

Serial Digital Video Interface

Characteristic Description
Inputs 2, only one active at a time
For WFM5000, the inputs auto-detect between HD and SD signals
Input Type Passive loopthrough BNC, 75 Ω compensated
Input Level 800 mVp-p, ±10%
Return Loss

(Typical values)

≥25 dB from 1 MHz to 270 MHz, power on

≥15 dB from 1 MHz to 270 MHz, power off

>15 dB from 1 MHz to 1.5 GHz, power on or off

Loopthrough Insertion Loss For HD, equivalent to 10 m of type 8281 cable
Loopthrough Isolation >50 dB to 300 MHz
Receiver Equalization Range Typically for SD to 250 m of type 8281 cable; for HD to 100 m of type 8281 cable

External Reference

Characteristic Description
Sync Formats NTSC and PAL and tri-level sync
Input Type Passive loopthrough BNC, 75 Ω compensated
DC Input Impedance 20 kΩ, nominal
Return Loss >40 dB to 6 MHz

>35 dB to 30 MHz

Lock Range ±50 ppm

Serial Digital Waveform Vertical Characteristics

Characteristic Description
Vertical Measurement Accuracy At 1x gain, ±0.5% of 700 mV full scale; at 5x gain, ±0.2% of 700 mV full scale
Gain 1x, 5x, variable range 0.25x to >7.5x
Frequency Response  
   SD Luminance (Y) channel ±0.5% to 5.75 MHz, Color Difference channels (Pb, Pr) ±0.5% to 2.75 MHz
   HD Luminance (Y) channel ±0.5% to 30 MHz, Color Difference channels (Pb, Pr) ±0.5% to 15 MHz

Waveform Horizontal Deflection

Characteristic Description
Sweep Timing Accuracy ±0.1%
Sweep Linearity ±0.1%

Audio Characteristics

Characteristic Description
Level Meter Resolution 0.056 dB steps at 30 dB scale from full scale to –20 dBFS
0.20 dB steps at 70 dB scale for signals above –20 dBFS
Meter Ballistics True peak, PPM type 1, PPM type 2, BBC PPM
Defined/Programmable Level Detection Mute, clip, user-programmable silence, over
Level Meter Accuracy over Frequency –0.5 dB (for analog), –0.2 dB (for digital) from 20 Hz to 20 kHz, 0 to –40 dBFS sine wave, Peak Ballistic mode
AES Inputs 1 set of 2 channels, 32 kHz, 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz, 96 kHz, 192 kHz, 24 bit


BNC, 75 Ω terminated, unbalanced, 0.2 V to 2 Vp-p


Return Loss: >30 dB relative to 75 Ω from 0.1 to 6 MHz

  • 12 V DC In
  • Power adapter accepts 100 to 240 V AC –10%, 50/60 Hz

Input Voltage

Characteristic Description
Voltage Range 12-15 V DC nominal
10.75-18 V DC min-max operating
Supply Connection XLR 4-pin male connector
Pin 1 = V(–)
Pin 4 = V(+)
Pin 2, 3 NC
Power Consumption 22 W typical

30 W max

Surge 6 amps at 12 V
Fuse Rating 4 amp internal self-resetting fuse
Transient, Over, and Reverse Voltage Protection Reverse and over voltage protected to ±30 V DC
The unit may power itself down in the presence of high transient voltages. This prevents damage to the unit and is not a failure

Physical Characteristics

Dimensions cm in.
Height 13.208 cm 5.2 in.
Width 21.336 cm 8.4 in.
Depth (Front to back including handles and BNCs) 13.97 cm 5.5 in.
Weight kg lb.
Net 1.56 kg 3 lb. 7 oz.